The highly anticipated 2015 Oscar nominations have been announced! The 87th academy awards show takes place on the 22nd of February and will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris in the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.
The Brits are out in force this year, with an outstanding achievement for actor Eddie Redmayne, nominated for best actor, for his brilliant portrayal of Stephen Hawkins in ‘The Theory of Everything’. Benedict Cumberbatch is also nominated for the award for his starring role in ‘The Initiation Game’. The two English actors will compete with Birdman star Michael Keaton, Foxcatcher actor Steve Carrel, and third-time nominee Bradley Cooper, who plays Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in American Sniper.
Felicity Jones who starred alongside Redmayne in ‘The Theory of Everything’ is nominated for best actress expressing she found the whole journey to the Oscars ‘overwhelming’.
“The whole time of making a film that I cared so deeply about and playing a woman I think is extraordinary to be celebrated and for people to see the film, it means an immense amount.” Jones quoted at the Oscar nominee luncheon.
British actress Rosamund Pike is also up for the best actress prize. Pike is nominated for her role as Amy Dunne in the big screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s hit novel Gone Girl. Pike and Jones are joined in the best actress category by ‘Still Alice’ star Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon for her performance as Cheryl Strayed in ‘Wild’ and French actress Marion Cotillard for ‘Two Days, One Night’.
The 87th Oscars will air live on ABC and is expected to reach 1 billion viewers in 225 countries and territories, be sure not to miss the glitter and glamour at these prestigious awards……
Here’s a round up of some of the nominees!
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Alejandro González Iñárritu – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum – The Imitation Game
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper – American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything
Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon – Wild
Best Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall – The Judge
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Edward Norton – Birdman
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
JK Simmons – Whiplash
Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Laura Dern – Wild
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Emma Stone – Birdman
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods